Celebrate Women's History Month
Get inspired and get informed
Read the list here

The Discoverers

Best Seller
The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin
  • Paperback $20.00

    Feb 12, 1985 | 768 Pages

  • Ebook $7.99

    Jan 26, 2011 | 768 Pages

Product Details

Get news about books and more from Penguin Random House


“Compelling readable. . . . A remarkable narrative of the grand intellectual venture of humankind, rich in fascinating, often dramatic details.”—The Wall Street Journal

“A sumptuous, totally engaging panorama. No one who reads it will look at the chronicle of human ingenuity in the same way again.” —David McCullough

“Written with great verve . . . [Boorstin’s] learning, wit, and lucidity should ensure that he will bring pleasure to a large group of reader.”  —The New York Review of Books

“History with a human touch.”  —Newsday

“A grand and exhilirating voyage, a bold attempt to circumnavigate the intellectual globe.”  —The Philadlephia Inquirer

Table Of Contents

Book One: Time
The Heavenly Empire
From Sun Time to Clock Time
The Missionary Clock

Book Two: The Earth and the Seas
The Geography of the Imagination
Paths to the East
Doubling the World
The American Surprise
Sea Paths to Everywhere

Book Three: Nature
Seeing the Invisible
Inside Ourselves
Science Goes Public
Cataloguing the Whole Creation

Book Four: Society
Widening the Communities of Knowledge
Opening the Past
Surveying the Present

Looking for More Great Reads?
Download our Debut Spring Sampler Now
Back to Top